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Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 08:31 AM EST

Friday Is Free Shipping Day for Hundreds of Retailers

Online retailers are bringing some much-needed relief for late shoppers: free shipping. Friday is the 10th annual Free Shipping Day. More than 960 retailers, including Macy's, Nordstrom, Amazon, Kate Spade and... »

Starbucks Releases Another Holiday Cup — Red This Time

Starbucks Releases Another Holiday Cup — Red This Time

If this year's Starbucks holiday cup wasn't red enough, the chain is releasing another one this week that's mostly that color. The new cup, in stores for a limited time, has a white heart in the middle and... »

After 91 Years, It Is Finally Legal to Dance in NYC Bars and Restaurants

Mayor de Blasio has signed legislation repealing a 91-year-old law that banned dancing at most New York City nightspots. In Monday's signing, the Democratic mayor said the law "just didn't make sense." He said,... »

St. Nick Trick: USPS Lets Kids Get Replies Mailed From Santa

St. Nick Trick: USPS Lets Kids Get Replies Mailed From Santa

Want to give your kids a little extra Christmas magic this year? Now you can have a reply sent with a postmark from the North Pole to their letter to Santa Claus, through the U.S. »

Need Ideas for Turkey Day Leftovers? Try 'The Gobbler'

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but that doesn't mean there isn't any food left to go around. New York City eatery Made Nice has come up with a recipe for a day-after sandwich that's almost as good as... »

New Haven Tree Lighting

The annual New Haven Holiday Tree Lighting is set for today on the historic green in the Elm City. NBC Connecticut is proud to be the exclusive television media partner of the winter festivities is New Haven. »

Beware Store Makeup Samples That May Harbor Harmful Bacteria

Beware Store Makeup Samples That May Harbor Harmful Bacteria

Contracting the herpes virus from sampling lipstick at a cosmetics store, as one woman has filed a lawsuit alleging happened to her, is "absolutely possible," according to a dermatologist who spoke to "Today"... »

Oddities Await Their Owners at Burning Man Lost and Found

Oddities Await Their Owners at Burning Man Lost and Found

Lindsay Weiss once lost her cellphone and got it back, so she and a friend knew what they had to do when they discovered a camera during the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert — even though it meant... »

Lines Down NYC Street for Pornhub's Fashion Store Opening

New York's Wooster Street is home to some of the world's most coveted luxury fashion brands. But a line down the street on Friday wasn't to get into Moschino or Céline; it was for the fashion pop-up store of... »

Here's What NYC's $76,000 Thanksgiving Dinner Includes

Think your Thanksgiving spread is going to be extravagant? It's got nothing on one New York City restaurant's turkey day offering. CNBC reports that The Old Homestead Steakhouse is offering a $76,000... »

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NBC CT Toy Drive Taking Place Saturday Morning at Westfarms
NBC CT Toy Drive Taking Place Saturday Morning at Westfarms
NBC Connecticut is proud to connect you to our Annual Toy Drive, Saturday, Dec. 9, at Westfarms! From 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., come meet the NBC Connecticut team and donate a new, unwrapped gift. Read more
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